Stachys macrantha

Big Betony

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Description

Stachys macrantha produces spikes of hooded, 2-lipped, deep pinkish purple flowers on plants that slowly increase in width over time. This wild species collected by members of the Garden's staff from the Caucasus Region attracts butterflies and many different kinds of bees while repelling deer. The roots are tolerant of a poisonous exudate (extruded sap) produced by the root system of black walnut trees that impedes the growth of many species of plants. Plant in average soil in full sun and water the first year until the root system is established.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8